About Us


Odyssey Impact® drives social change through innovative storytelling and media, connecting faith and secular communities.


Founded in 1987 as the National Interfaith Cable Coalition, Odyssey Impact® is an interfaith 501c3 that harnesses the goodwill of faith based and secular organizations to build awareness, change attitudes and catalyze actions for social change through award-winning films, powerful stories, impact campaigns and coalitions of change makers.


Based on a 30 year history of creating 1,000 films and videos and reaching millions of viewers, Odyssey Impact® will reach and empower coalitions of change makers to build strong communities around compassion, justice and hope.


Odyssey Impact® will reach millions of people in three years through documentaries and social impact campaigns that focus on the human journey, inspiring change and promoting healing in the critical areas of race, gender, violence, the environment and criminal and economic justice.


We believe that powerful stories can connect communities and catalyze social justice, sparking compassion and nurturing hope in communities of all faiths and among all people of good will.


Tapping into our unique network, including faith-based communities, congregations, faith leaders, seminarians, and secular partners, Odyssey Impact® builds and executes strategic, meaningful impact campaigns around urgent social justice issues, with award-winning documentaries as the centerpiece of our work.


By fostering community engagement through film, we mobilize individuals, change makers, influencers and educators to come together around the pressing issues of our time, including racial justice, gender justice and ending mass incarceration.


Board Chair, Ms. Marcia Fingal


Board Vice Chair, Ms. Rita Mullin


Board Secretary, Rev. Robert Chase


Board Treasurer, Rev. Robert Warren



Board Members


Rev. Robert Chase


Rabbi Matthew D. Gewirtz, Senior Rabbi of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun


Ms. Lisa Jean


Mr. Riaz Patel


Mr. David C. Purvis, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for WETA, Treasurer WETA and NewsHour Productions LLC


Rev. Adriene Thorne, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn


Rev. Dr. Daniel P. Matthews, Chair Emeritus


Rev. Derrick Harkins, Immediate Past Chair


Mr. Nick Stuart, President & CEO, Odyssey Impact®, Ex-Officio